James Delbert Beavers Sr.

Lemont, Illinois

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It was of rite of passage for each of my dad's grandkids to be taken to Uncle JD's to see the cows. The kids were always wide eyed when he called and 1 or 2 came close. Better than any petting zoo!
I loved talking with him. He was always reading an interesting book and was always current on politics.
He was a great hardworking man and deserves his rest now. I know he and my dad are up in heaven finally free of their frail earthly bodies having lots of laughs!

I am sorry to hear of J.D. passing. I worked with him for many years, and I admired him very much. He was really a special person. Bob Ruettiger

Uncle J. D. was as hard working a human being as I have encountered! He was always kind to me and my siblings. He provided work for us during the summers baling hay and paid us fairly ($1.50 per hour at the time). Uncle J. D. would often let we, the Beavers gang down the road, join his family at the Pure Oil quarry on hot summer days and we loved it. Being even braindead back then I jumped right in the cool deep water for the first time without the ability to swim. My cousin Jane (J.D....

Dear Norma and family,

I am so saddened to hear of JD's passing. I absolutely loved working with him, and completely admired his drive and determination to get stronger. He was a joy to talk to and have in the gym as he rode our bike for an hour. I find myself fortunate that I got to know him so well, and my heartfelt condolences go out to you.

Dear Norma, Jane, Jim, Jeff, Jill and families. So sorry to hear of JD's passing. Remember him with much fondness, as always being the willing parent to go the extra mile to give us all rides to games, confirmation, Walther League, etc. Always a smiling face. In recent years, I've run into Jim and have been reminded so very much of JD. You all have so very much to be thankful for that he has been with you all these years to share all of your accomplishments and life events. Love to all.

Dear Aunt Norma and Cousins,

I remember as a little girl, during the summer, Uncle J.D. would call and ask our family to go to the Pure Oil quarry to swim. I remember him driving with "no hands" down New Avenue and me being afraid -- I didn't realize until I got older he was driving with his knees on the lower part of the steering wheel.

I remember driving by his house one day in later years and he was sitting on a swing talking to Aunt Norma. The next time...

Dear Family of JD,

I am so sad to hear of his passing. I admired JD very much. He was his own man, and determined to 'get things done', and do it the right way. And he did. He led the way for his family to become one of the most productive farms in the area while still holding full-time jobs. He led the way in thoughtfully developing an Angus herd that was not large, but had as much quality per head as any other. He was a bright example of "The Greatest Generation"...

Dear Jane, Phil and family, Jer and I send our deepest sympathy to you at the loss of your dad, father-in-law and grandpa. God be with you as you celebrate his life,grieve and in joy thank God for the assurance of Heaven. God bless your family time and may you all share peace from Him.


James's Obituaries

Beavers, James Delbert Sr. James Delbert Sr., known as "JD" age 92, currently of Romeoville, died on January 2, 2013 at his home at Senior Star at Weber Place in Romeoville. JD was born in Blackwell, Oklahoma, on November 16, 1920, the son of Amos C. and Edna (Frymire) Beavers. At age...

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